Events

  • Signature events to empower and engage the entire industry

Opportunities to Connect and Learn

OFN delivers signature events that bring together the brightest practitioners, funders, vendors, and more to empower and engage the entire industry. We are committed to not only supporting CDFIs with diverse lending programs and asset-sizes, but providing mission-driven lenders and practitioners with opportunities to gain insights, learn best practices, and network and engage in peer learning.

Sponsorships and exhibition opportunities are available. Contact Amanda Joseph, Vice President, Strategic Consulting, for more information.

Explore Upcoming Events

OFN Conference: Expect the highest quality, practitioner-driven curriculum available in the industry. Connect with more than 1,200 CDFIs, funders, investors, and policymakers.

Small Business Finance Forum: CDFIs and other mission-driven lenders connect annually for this day and a half event, that provides best practices, targeted sessions, and peer learning opportunities centered around small business lending.

Advocacy Day: An annual opportunity for members of Congress and their staff to hear directly from our network about the impact CDFIs create by increasing access to capital in rural, urban, and Native communities across the nation.

Executive Training for CDFI Board Members: CDFI Board members face unprecedented challenges in a rapidly changing environment. Good governance requires high-performing board leadership. Join us to sharpen your leadership skills and learn best practices for board excellence.

Regional Meetings: During these daylong events, OFN Members and Allies, non-Member CDFIs, banks, foundations, and others participate in peer exchange and training designed around their specific region of the U.S.

Fundamentals in the Opportunity Finance Industry: Designed for practitioners looking to expand their knowledge in the basics of the opportunity finance industry, these three-day sessions are ideal for new entrants into the field.

Board Elections: OFN seeks a Board with ethnic, racial, and gender diversity that reflects our Members' range of financing types and geographic reach. Board elections take place during the annual meeting at the OFN Conference.

Events & Training

OFN holds multiple trainings, workshops, and webinars throughout the year designed to build the capacity of opportunity finance practitioners. We partner with industry experts to develop and deliver this intensive and valuable training centered on the most important issues in the industry.

Calendar of Events

SEPTEMBER 2017

September 26-28, 2017
2017 OFN Conference
Washington, D.C.

CDFIs are an essential part of our nation’s financial ecosystem. And we are here to stay. Our work takes us where mainstream capital is scarce. We empower people to act in the best interests of their communities, themselves, and future generations. CDFIs Invest.

This year's Conference will offer the highest quality, practitioner-driven curriculum available anywhere. And with more than 1,300 CDFIs, funders, investors, and policy makers in attendance, the networking and business opportunities will be incredible. Questions? Please contact Jacqueline Fox at jfox@ofn.org.

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NOVEMBER 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Western Regional Meeting
San Francisco, CA

DECEMBER 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Northeast Regional Meeting
New York, NY

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